Allowing already married deacons to be ordained in one underserved region in South America is hardly the revolutionary action needed to counter the crisis of faith facing the church.
Trumpism is racism, blatant or latent, writes Rich Barlow. That makes the cap no different than a Confederate flag.
I’ve asked my mother why anyone remains a part of the Catholic church, with all that we now know, writes Sasha Watson. "Because we are Catholic," she tells me.
Four days after Trump's racist attacks against four congresswomen, Kanwar Singh was in Boston’s Downtown Crossing, when a woman yelled, "Go back to your country!"
Attention to the just-ended Vatican summit on child abuse is misplaced, writes Rich Barlow.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says she believes God "wanted" Trump to win the 2016 election. This changes everything, writes Peter Guthrie.
I’m awed by Handel’s "Messiah," the smell of spruce, and my mother’s sour cream coffee cake on Christmas Day.
“It could happen anywhere anytime, but it’s rare,” Linda K. Wertheimer told her son. “You do not need to be afraid.”
Watching the slow-rolling horror unfold in Pittsburgh, Anita Diamant had this one thought.
The Pope's evasion is unacceptable. He must come clean on what he knew and when he knew it, writes Rich Barlow.
We are still not doing enough to protect children from those we entrust to care for them, writes Gil Noam.
Disinfecting the ranks of clergy with an infusion of women is long overdue, writes Rich Barlow.
Better than debating the minority view against contraception, writes Rich Barlow, is focusing on the globally restricted access to it.
To permit the denial of services to same-sex couples fails to uphold equal rights for LGBT people; whether the discrimination is based religion should be irrelevant.
The extraordinary story at the heart of a new Netflix documentary raises unsettling questions about the nature of community, leadership and democracy.
New Jersey is doing the right thing by making it harder to opt out of vaccinations for religious reasons, writes Rich Barlow. Parental religion should never trump child welfare.
I understand that ardent pro-choice readers will disagree with me, writes Rich Barlow. What they may not know is that the rest of the world is not so ardent.
The evangelical pastor, who died last week at 99, drew an enormous crowd, writes Mark Edington.
There’s no defending the pope here, writes Rich Barlow. Catholics, especially victims of abuse, need an explanation and probably an apology from the pontiff.
The intense bonding that results from cramming a group of strangers into a toilet-less bus for ten days, writes Sarah Bates, transcends religious and ancestral links.